Recipes


Mulled Cranberry Cider

Warm cranberry citrus cider spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. This recipe is a cross between hot apple cider and Russian cranberry Mors. It is spiced and served hot like cider, but without the apples. Instead, as in Mors, fresh tart cranberries and citrus are simmered with sugar and water to release their flavor. I […]

Spicy Ahi Sushi Burrito

Fresh ahi tuna, Korean chili mayo, sprouts, veggies, unagi sauce, and sushi rice in a toasted nori wrap. Sushi burritos are basically overstuffed sushi rolls with extra fillings and sauces inside. This one is made with spicy ahi poke, avocado, cucumber, carrot, radish sprouts, and seasoned rice. The most important part of making sushi or […]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet potato rolls filled with cinnamon-bacon butter, topped with cream cheese frosting and bacon pecan streusel. Brown sugar sweet potato cinnamon rolls, with salty bacon goodness, crunchy pecan streusel, and let’s not forget about the tangy cream cheese frosting, yummy! This is the last post in my roasted sweet potato series. This recipe, like the […]

Sweet Potato Cake

Double layer sweet potato cake with coconut pecan filling and maple cream cheese frosting. Spiced sweet potato cake layers sandwiched around a brown sugar, toasted coconut filling, and covered with a tangy cream cheese frosting. This cake is very similar in taste and appearance to carrot cake. But unlike carrot cake, the sweet potatoes are […]

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Soft and buttery pull-apart sweet potato dinner rolls. Lightly sweet, fluffy, and tender, these rolls are perfect for a warm bowl of soup or a family feast. This is probably the simplest of the sweet potato recipes I’m posting in this series. It has minimal ingredients, can easily be scaled up or down, and is […]

Sweet Potato Ravioli

Goat cheese filled sweet potato pasta with crispy pancetta, pickled apples, candied pumpkin seeds, sautéed spinach, and sage brown butter. This dish has a myriad of fall flavors with its sweet potato pasta, creamy goat cheese, salty pancetta, sweet-tart apples, crunchy pumpkin seed, and earthy brown butter sauce. There are five recipes to create this […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes. They can be a simple side or a base for other tasty recipes. My next four posts will be recipes that use roasted sweet potato puree as their base. You can follow the recipe below or use potato leftovers. If using leftovers, the potato should be as dry as possible. Excess moisture […]

Coconut Caramel Bars

Macadamia nut shortbread, coconut caramel, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate. If you like Samoa girl scout cookies, you are going to love these coconut caramel bars. Their toasted mac-nut shortbread, coconut milk caramel, and dark chocolate conjure a bit of nostalgia that you can enjoy anytime! Pre-cutting the shortbread isn’t necessary. But because of the […]

Plumcot Sangria

Sweet-tart plumcot, fresh orange, and red wine sangria. This sangria recipe blends a fruity red wine with ripe plumcots, navel oranges, a splash of vodka, and a touch of brown sugar. Plumcots, pluots, apriums, or apriplums are fruits produced from the cross-breeding of plum and apricot trees. Because of many different species of plums and […]

Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry

Tender chicken meatballs with a scratch-made coconut curry sauce, rice noodles, long beans, shallots, and fresh herbs. This is a mild northern Thai style coconut curry, served with ginger and lemongrass scented meatballs, rice stick noodles, herbs, and veggies. It is slightly sweet and full of flavor. The sauce is the focal point of this […]

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